Spotlight On Our Student Philian

This week, we are proud to spotlight our fourth-grader, Philian.

Philian joined ISR in 2016 and has grown greatly since starting his journey in our ISR Kindergarten. After the summer, Philian will start his educational journey in our ISR Middle School, and some of his Primary School Teachers wish to reflect on their experiences with this bright student and wish him the best on his exciting Middle School journey at ISR.

Ms. Ghica writes to Philian, “Congratulations on reaching this remarkable milestone in your academic journey! As you transition to Middle School and enter Grade 5, know that your hard work has prepared you well for this exciting new adventure. Your ability to overcome difficulties with such grace is a testament to your character and potential. Middle School will bring new opportunities for growth, learning, and discovery, and I have no doubt that you will continue to shine brightly.” She continues, “Embrace this next chapter with the same courage that has brought you this far. Remember, every challenge is just another chance to showcase your abilities. We are all so proud of you and cannot wait to see all the amazing things you will achieve in the future!”

Ms. Bucher, Philian’s music teacher, says, “Philian has grown so much this school year. He is showing a joy in learning, pride in his accomplishments, and a generally positive attitude towards life. It’s great to see this clever boy blossom into a confident student. He also periodically surprises me with his sophisticated and good taste in music, I must say.”

In addition, Ms. Donoghue, another of Philian’s Primary School Teachers, says, “I was Philian’s English Teacher in Grade 3 and have also sometimes worked with him in Grade 4. Philian is a friendly and engaged student. He likes to participate in class discussions and has a unique and creative way of looking at the world. He is an avid reader and likes to share what he has learned with others. Most of the time, you can catch Philian with a friendly smile on his face.”

We are looking forward to watching him grow as an Middle School student at ISR!

We are very proud to spotlight Philian, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!


The ISR Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our students from the ISR-Community every Friday, who embodies our guiding principle “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters” by consistently surpassing themselves. Whether through outstanding academic achievements, exceptional dedication, or remarkable character traits – we take pride in having already showcased hundreds of students – and there is more to look forward to every week!